Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Distressed So Very Sorry- CCCCact23

Unfortunately I need a sympathy card this week for a sudden death in my family. I saw Stacey's colors for her Curtain Call Color Challenge this week and knew I could make them work for a sympathy card. The colors are Kraft, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black. (I used Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White...hope that is ok!)

Here is what I came up with. I used a sneak peak stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog called Elements of Style as the main image on the card and stamped it using Black StazOn onto watercolor paper. I then used my Pretty in Pink marker to highlight the flowers and then went over them with my Aqua Painter. I then colored in the leaves and added depth to the flowers and the paper using my Aqua Painter and Sahara Sand ink (which I consider to be the Kraft colored ink).

Next I distressed the edges of the all the card stock on the card by using Sahara Sand ink, the distressing tool and by curling back some of the card stock.

I stamped the the sentiment "so very sorry" from the stamp set Three Little Words onto a piece of watercolor paper that I punched out using the Designer Label punch and then distressed it as well. I added a small bow of Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, a half pearl from the Pretties Kit and a very light misting of Champagne Mist shimmer spray to the image to finish the card off.

I love the way it came out and I hope it brings a little comfort to my Aunt.

Thanks for looking!


Stacey Schafer said...

So sorry to hear about your sad news. Your card is very beautiful and I'm sure it will be comfort to your aunt.

Thanks so much joining us at the Curtain Call, Rochelle! You have distressed this vintage-style card to perfection:)

Shelley Germann said...

Your card with the distressing is very nice, sorry it's for such a sad occasion.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I'm so sorry to hear about thee news... this card is certainly going to send the gloomies away for a while! I really love what you did with our colors! Thanks so much for playing with Curtain Call this week! xx

Joyce said...

Your distressing is done so well. Love your card. So sorry for your loss, as well.

Sylvia said...

How pretty Rochelle! How did you get this stamp? I thought pre-order started today! Sorry you are still having snow. When I lived in Trinidad we got snow through May, but we always had lots of sunshine to go with it! I remember Easter 2003 we got 16inches on Easter Saturday. Have a happy Easter!

Sue Kohler said...

congratulations on top 5! a well deserved badge! :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful card and congrats to TOP 5.
So sorry to hear about your sad news.